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Facebook & iTunes offer up a couple Let Me In interactive games

Sep. 23, 2010by: Jared Pacheco

Today seems like a pretty slow news day so it's with that in mind that I'm here to tell you all about a couple interactive games heading our way based on Matt Reeves' LET ME IN. Let's not get too excited though... I'm not talking about a LET ME IN X-Box game or anything...

Actually these new games are found on Facebook and iTunes respectively. The games, which were developed for Overture Films by Jet Set Studios, use actual footage from the film to immerse players in the dark world of Abby, a 12-year old vampire responsible for a series of grisly murders in a wintry New Mexico town. Footage from the film lends to a very realistic- and very creepy- atmosphere in both games. I'm going to go ahead and let the press release explain the details to you guys:

For as little as one friend a day, Facebook users can feed a little girl and help her live for another hundred years with the Feed a Friend game for Facebook. But when they sign into Facebook Connect and select one of their friends, their seemingly good deed quickly turns deadly and they are shown a series of newspaper stories featuring their friends face and chronicling their demise.

In the Let Me In mobile game for iPhone/iPod, players are in a race against the clock as they solve a collection of word scrambler puzzles. If time elapses before they correctly identify all of the words, theyre treated to a first-hand view of what its like to become one of Abbys victims.

So what do you think? Believe it or not I don't have an iPod, an iPhone or an iPad... or anything else "i" for that matter so I'm going to have to stick with the 'Feed a Friend' game. But I'm sure most of you out there do have access to some sort of "i" tool so be sure to check out the game and head back here to tell us about it!

Twelve-year old Owen, who is viciously bullied by his classmates and neglected by his divorcing parents. Achingly lonely, Owen spends his days plotting revenge on his middle school tormentors and his evenings spying on the other inhabitants of his apartment complex. His only friend is his new neighbor Abby, an eerily self-possessed young girl who lives next door with her silent father. A frail, troubled child about Owenss age, Abby emerges from her heavily curtained apartment only at night and always barefoot, seemingly immune to the bitter winter elements. Recognizing a fellow outcast, Owen opens up to her and before long, the two have formed a unique bond.

When a string of grisly murders puts the town on high alert, Abbys father disappears, and the terrified girl is left to fend for herself. Still, she repeatedly rebuffs Owens efforts to help her and her increasingly bizarre behavior leads the imaginative Owen to suspect shes hiding an unthinkable secret.

LET ME IN stars Chloe Moretz, Kodi-Smit McPhee, Richard Jenkins, Elias Koteas, Cara Buono (below), Sasha Barrese and Dylan Kenin . It hits theaters everywhere in just a couple weeks on October 1st!

LET ME IN (2010) - Red Band Trailer

Extra Tidbit: John Ajvide Lindqvist, who wrote the novel LAT DEN RATTE KOMMA IN (LET THE RIGHT ONE IN), also has a zombie novel out there called HANTERINGEN AV ODODA (HANDLING THE UNDEAD).
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